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AMH 4930 (Senior Seminar) THE WATERGATE CRISIS: Home

guide for students in the class

Other Useful Links

 The online form asks for ISBN / ISSN and OCLC numbers, which you can find in the massive online bibliography WorldCat



Citation Sources

Bibliography manager database that stores research citations.  Sorts, formats and presents the citations as needed. More Information.

Citation Machine
Interactive web tool that generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.

Major Databases


America: History and Life     

The major index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,800 journals from as far back as 1895. Many links to the full text in journals.

      A keyword search, WATERGATE, results in almost 700 citations. Add another relevant keyword to limit your search to a more specific subject:  Watergate and "public opinion"
JSTOR  (Multi-disciplinary database)

Fulltext archive to hundreds of scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines from a journal's first volume until 3 – 6 years ago (date varies per publisher embargo).  DOES NOT INCLUDE recent issues/volumes, but may link to recent fulltext article in another database. Select categories of journals to search: American Studies; Criminology and Criminal Justice; History; Law; Political Science, Public Policy. Or check individual titles.

Academic Search Premier  (Multi-disciplinary database)

Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600. Select peer-reviewed PDF/HTM journals. Many cited references link to full text in other databases.

Web of Science  (Multi-disciplinary database)--also known as the "citation index"

Index to over 8,000 journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, many with links to full text. Enables tracking authors cited in the research literature.  



Subject Guide

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Jana Ronan
Library West 512

352 273-2623


Shelley Arlen

U.S. and British History Librarian
Humanities & Social Sciences
    Library West, Room 516
George A. Smathers Libraries
Gainesville, FL  32611-7022
Contact me for a consultation on your research topic.

Encyclopedias--Online and Print

Beginning your research

Encyclopedias are excellent reference sources to consult as you begin your research papers. They provide an overview, give background, major events and people, and a brief list of sources to help you get started. .

 Encyclopedias can be general,

like Encyclopedia Britannica,

or subject-specific,

like Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Search the UF catalog for subject encyclopedias with a keyword search:

   [your topic] and the word "encyclopedia." 

Examples:  encyclopedia and "civil war;" encyclopedia and women; encyclopedia and religion


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